New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

On Tuesday, December 31, Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its 32nd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Since 1987, this family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s end-of-the-year celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year.

New Year’s Eve revelers will be treated to a rocking live performance by the Journey tribute band, Departure. Hailed for their powerful stage energy and striking similarity to the band’s infamous sound, Departure resurrects the legacy and music of Journey for audiences in a spectacular show that is only second best to the original. With live entertainment, fabulous downtown celebrations and activities, the streets of Gatlinburg come alive to offer plenty of exciting ways to celebrate the last night of the year, all while leading up to a midnight fireworks display and ball drop at the base of the 400-foot Space Needle.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. The Departure concert begins at 10:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Events

Ole Red Gatlinburg’s Countdown Pre-Party

Ole Red Gatlinburg rings in the New Year with an unforgettable pre-party featuring live music from Cole Sitzlar and Backwater Still, food, signature drinks, champagne and more. Event includes:

  • Live music featuring Cole Sitzlar from 2 PM–5 PM
  • Live music featuring Backwater Still from 5 PM–9 PM
  • Signature drinks
  • Champagne for two
  • Party favors

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
Time: 2 PM–9 PM
Where: Ole Red Gatlinburg
Tickets: FREE

Visit Ole Red Gatlinburg for more details.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Viewing Party

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park invites guests to usher in the New Year from the top of the mountain (SkyCenter, SkyDeck, and SkyBridge). Live music, lights, food, refreshments, and a relaxing environment await guests as they watch the ball drop directly below and across the street at the Space Needle.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
Where: Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Visit the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park website for more details.

New Year’s Eve at Ober Gatlinburg

Dance into a new decade with the sounds of a DJ and a Live Band (TBA). Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 PM. Party is in the Restaurant and Lounge.

Limit of 250 people total. Must be 21 or over to enter.

Includes round trip Aerial Tramway ticket, unlimited heavy apps, complimentary champagne toast in a souvenir glass.

8 pm-9 PM: DJ

9 pm-11:30 PM: Live Music

11:30 pm-1 AM: DJ and Countdown

Last call: 12:30 AM

Menu: Customized hors d’oeuvre trays including Veggie Platters, Spinach and Artichoke dip, Swedish Meatballs, Fried Shrimp, Hot Chicken Salad Sliders, and Stuffed Crab Mushrooms.

Visit the Ober Gatlinburg website for more details.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Park Vista

New Year’s Eve Celebration 12/31/19
Your Package Includes:
• Dinner 8:30 pm – Midnight
• Live Entertainment by The Griffins and Dancing 9 pm – Midnight
• Champagne Toast at Midnight
This year we are hosting the event in our Tennessee Ballroom!
Enjoy a spectacular view of the City of Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Display at Midnight
from our Pavilion and Lawn area!
Reservations and Prepayment are required
$75 per person
A 20% service charge and applicable sales tax will automatically be added to total check upon payment.

Visit Park Vista website for more details.

Top of the World – New Year’s Eve Party at Anakeesta!

Ring in the new year this year at Anakeesta’s Cliff Top Grill & Bar in Gatlinburg and enjoy a warm and cozy spot to view the City’s’ annual fireworks display and ball drop. This New Year’s Eve event is included in the cost of general admission to Anakeesta and will also include FREE Rail Runner mountain coaster rides from 7 PM – 11 PM.

Start the decade off right with a mountain top New Year’s Eve celebration at Anakeesta, FREE nighttime Rail Runner mountain coaster rides, champagne toasts, delicious appetizers, specialty cocktails and an Enchanted Winter of Lights display. Guests can purchase general admission tickets throughout the day; the park will remain open until 1 AM with the last ticket sold at midnight.

From 8 PM to midnight Cliff Top Grill & Bar will transform to party central, offering delicious Holiday appetizers for just $7 each and champagne toasts for two for just $5. Anakeesta’s, Bar on the Top of the World, at Cliff Top will serve uniquely crafted holiday cocktails that everyone will enjoy.

Visit the Anakeesta website for more details.